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Thompson, Hunter S.

Works: 375 works in 1,743 publications in 23 languages and 47,540 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Autobiographies  History  Drama  Biographical films  Action and adventure fiction  Film adaptations  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee, Performer, pan, Author of introduction, Actor, Speaker, Artist, Conceptor, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN4874.T444, B
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Hell's Angels : a strange and terrible saga by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

63 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hell's Angels" was Hunter Thompson's first book, an account of the year that the reporter spent riding with the biker gang, then the very symbol of dangerous counterculture. After writing a piece on the Heirs Angels and other cycle gangs for The Nation, Thompson signed a contract with Ballantine and spent time with "as many vicious thugs as possible." His involvement ended on Labor Day 1966 when a group of Angels "stomped" Thompson, nearly kicking him to death. "Far from being freaks, the Hell's Angels are a logical product of the culture that now claims to be shocked by their existence. The generation represented by the editors of Time has lived so long in a world full of celluloid outlaws hustling toothpaste and hair oil that it is no longer capable of confronting the real thing. For twenty years they have sat with their children and watched yesterday's outlaws raise hell with yesterday's world ... and now they are bringing up children who think Jesse James is a television character." "California, Labor Day weekend ... early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again." Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson's vivid account of his experiences with California's most no-torious motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial An-gels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, "For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson's book is a thoughtful piece of work." As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell's Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend
The rum diary : the long lost novel by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

59 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young reporter's life in the 1950s. Paul Kemp breaks into the profession on a newspaper in Puerto Rico and through his eyes are portrayed colorful characters in the days when newspapers flourished
Fear and loathing : on the campaign trail '72 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

60 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the legendary journalist and creator of "Gonzo" journalism Hunter S. Thompson comes the bestselling critical look at Nixon and McGovern's 1972 presidential election. Forty years after its original publication, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time. Hunter S. Thompson's searing account of the battle for the 1972 presidency'from the Democratic primaries to the eventual showdown between George McGovern and Richard Nixon'is infused with the characteristic wit, intensity, and emotional engagement that made Thompson "the flamboyant apostle and avatar of gonzo journalism" (The New York Times). Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 is an epic political adventure that captures the feel of the American democratic process better than any other book ever written
Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill Clinton would have played the Jew's harp stark naked on 60 Minutes if he thought it would help him get elected. He is the Willy Loman of Generation X, a traveling salesman from Arkansas who has the loyalty of a lizard with its tail broken off and the midnight taste of a man who'd double-date with the Rev. Jimmy Swaggart."
Hey Rube : blood sport, the Bush doctrine, and the downward spiral of dumbness : modern history from the sports desk by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of writings from the author's column "Hey Rube" on, covering such topics as retaliation for September 11th, his suggestions for "fixing" baseball, and other thoughts on politics, sports, and gossip
Gonzo : the life and work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson by Alex Gibney( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Dr. Thompson's life from his travels with the Hell's Angels, through his various Wild Turkey & drug ingested episodes in politics and righting the wrongs of society
The rum diary by Hunter S Thompson( Recording )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, a 22-year-old journalist named Hunter Thompson began his first novel, one that he hoped would "in a twisted way ... do for San Juan what Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises did for Paris." But somewhere along the line, the '60s, the Hell's Angels, Las Vegas, and Dick Nixon got in the way. Now, 40 years later, Thompson's tale of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s, is at last available to his legions of fans. In our exclusive interview, Megan Hoak asks the grand old man of gonzo journalism himself about his belated fiction debut, his favorite extracurricular activities, and the current atmosphere of fear and loathing in Washington, D.C
Screw-jack by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects three short stories in Thompson's unique gonzo style: a chronicle of his first experience with mescaline, the death of a friend, and a letter by the fictitious Raoul Duke
Songs of the doomed : more notes on the death of the American dream : Gonzo papers, vol. 3 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by Hunter Thompson that chart the high and low moments of his thirty-year career as a journalist
The revolt of the cockroach people by Oscar Zeta Acosta( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Acosta takes us behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late sixties and early seventies, a movement he served both in the courtroom and on the barricades. Here are the brazen games of "chicken" Acosta played against the Anglo legal establishment; battles fought with bombs as well as writs; and a reluctant hero who faces danger not only from the police but from the vatos locos he champions. What emerges is at once an important political document of a genuine popular uprising and a revealing, hilarious, and moving personal saga
Hell's Angels by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

71 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huge bikes, filthy denim and an aura of barely contained violence; the Hell's Angels could paralyse whole towns with fear, so terrible was their reputation. But how much of that reputation was myth and how much was brutal reality? Only one man could discover the truth about these latter-day barbarians; Hunter Stockton Thompson, Dr Gonzo himself, the man who saw the fear and loathing in the heart of the American dream. This counter-culture classic is the hair-raising result
The great Gatsby : midnight in Manhattan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary was produced to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby on April 10th, 1925. "Midnight in Manhattan" explores the dark, turbulent life and creative spirit of "Gatsby"'s writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It covers his college days at Princeton where he wrote rather than doing coursework and ended up as a dropout. His unsucessful marriage to Zelda Sayre who eventually was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed to multiple hospitals is also addressed. The documentary explores the difficult friendship between Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, which was strained by the mutual dislike between Hemingway and Zelda as well as Hemingway's disgust with how Fitzgerald often changed and twisted his stories to sell to magazines for cash. His final days were effected by this need for cash. He remained married to Zelda despite her residence mental hospitals, and he was often trying to earn money for her medical bills and to support his alcholism which had grown worse and made him increasingly more ill. This exposure of the desperate nature of his last years, living with his mistress and suffering multiple heart attacks, dispels the mythology created by Fitzgerald which glamorized the Jazz-Age and his alcoholism. The program includes contributions by the author's granddaughter Eleanor Lanahan, and writers Hunter S. Thompson, George Plimpton and Jay McInerney. It presents a fascinating portrait of this most enduring and complex of American icons
The Harley-Davidson reader by Jean Davidson( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and German and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the Harley-Davidson mystique, including stories of the company's birth, the rise of the biker outlaw legend, and the modern-day revival of choppers, bobbers, and "retro rides."
For no good reason( Visual )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experience fifteen years in the life of seminal British artist Ralph Steadman, whose surreal, often confrontational artwork is frequently associated with Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson"--Container
Buy the ticket, take the ride( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life and death of author Hunter S. Thompson, an American master whose gonzo reportage defined an era, while his depraved appetites forged a legend. Features interviews with Thompson, his childhood friends, his wife and those who worked with him. Includes footage from the biographical films Where the buffalo roam and Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas = angst en walging in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

74 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now this cult classic of gonzo journalism is a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. From the Trade Paperback edition
The great shark hunt : strange tales from a strange time by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces articles et reportages évoquent aussi bien la campagne de réélection de R. Nixon que des rencontres avec Muhammad Ali ou Jean-Claude Killy et autopsient la mort du rêve américain avec lucidité et ironie.--[Memento]
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas : a savage journey to the heart of the American dream by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

51 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den amerikanske journalist Hunter S. Thompson beretter, blandt andet om dengang han i 1971 skulle dække en narkotikakonference, samtidig med at han havde fyldt både sit bagagerum - og sig selv - med stoffer
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

43 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychadelic escapades
The proud highway : saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists." Includes letters to Norman Mailer, Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe, Lyndon Johnson, William Styron, Joan Baez, the NRA, a variety of newspaper editors, his mother, and many more. "Vividly catches the tenor of the times in 1960s America. Written between 1955 and 1967""
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The rum diary : the long lost novel
The rum diary : the long lost novelFear and loathing : on the campaign trail '72Better than sex : confessions of a political junkieHey Rube : blood sport, the Bush doctrine, and the downward spiral of dumbness : modern history from the sports deskThe rum diaryScrew-jackSongs of the doomed : more notes on the death of the American dream : Gonzo papers, vol. 3The revolt of the cockroach people
Alternative Names
Dr. Gonzo 1937-2005

Dr. Gonzo 1939-2005

Duke, Raoul

Duke, Raoul 1937-2005

Duke, Raoul 1939-2005

Gonzo 1937-2005 Doctor

Gonzo 1939-2005 docteur

Gonzo, docteur, 1939-2005

Gonzo, Doctor 1937-2005

Hanter Stokton Tompson

Hanters S. Tomsons

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author

Hunter S. Thompson americký novinář a spisovatel

Hunter S. Thompson Amerikaans journalist

Hunter S. Thompson Periodista y escritor estadounidense

Hunter S. Thompson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Reporter

Hunter S. Thompson yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija ja toimittaja

Hunter Stockton Thompson giornalista e scrittore statunitense

Stockton Thompson, Hunter 1939-2005

Thompson, Hunter S.

Thompson, Hunter S. (Hunter Stockton)

Thompson, Hunter Stockton

Thompson, Hunter Stockton 1939-2005

Thompson, Hunther S.

Thompson Hunther Stockton 1939-2005

Thompson, Khanter 1939-2005

Tompson, Khanter

Tompson, Khanter 1937-2005

Tompson, Khanter 1939-2005

Tompsons, Hanters S. 1939-2005

Гантер Томпсон

Гантэр Томпсан

Хантер С. Томпсон

Хантер Стоктон Томпсон американский писатель и журналист, основатель гонзо-журналистики

Хантер Томпсон

Хънтър Томпсън

האנטר ס. תומפסון

תומפסון, האנטר ס.

هانتر اس. تامپسون

هانتر طومسون

हंटर एस. थॉम्पसन

톰슨, 헌터 S

トンプソン, ハンター

トンプソン, ハンター・S